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- DescriptionThe Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space gathers stories about coping with grief, trying to love people who have died, and - more broadly - leaving old versions of the self behind, sometimes by choice and sometimes out of necessity. In each of the nine stories, Douglas Trevor's characters are forced to face uncomfortable realities. For Elena Gavrushnekov in the title story, that means admitting after the death of her beloved that she still longs for contact with other human bodies. For Peter in Central Square, it is realizing that, like his deceased father before him, he is drinking himself to death. Unable to confront his incapacitated mother and the memory of the plane crash that killed his father, Edwin Morris in Saint Francis in Flint is compelled to ackwledge that his saintly aspirations are t what they appear to be, while Sharon Mackaney in The Surprising Weight of the Body's Organs struggles with uncontrollable outbursts of rage in the wake of her young son's death. In moments of great pain and loss, when self-expression seems impossible and terribly useless, the characters in these stories netheless discover the tenderness of others. In The River, the narrator finds that the friendship he has forged with a French girl with whom he can only just communicate has bred intense, almost intuitive compassion, while in Fellowship of the Bereaved, the disconsolate brother of the deceased sister who occupies the empty center of the story uncovers t only anger in his parents but also empathy and humor. As these characters persevere in their own lives, they do so mindful of, and humanized by, the experiences of having seen people they kw and love slip unexpectedly into the thin tear in the fabric of space: that quiet chasm that so resolutely separates the living from the dead.
- Author BiographyDouglas Trevor has published short fiction in the Paris Review, Glimmer Train, the New England Review, the Ontario Review, Epoch, and other publications. He was the David R. Sokolov Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 2003 and holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard universities. He grew up in Denver and Key West and currently lives with his wife and son in Iowa City, where he is an associate professor of English at the University of Iowa.
- Author(s)Douglas Trevor
- PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
- Date of Publication31/10/2005
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationIowa
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Iowa Press
- Weight245 g
- Width140 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine11 mm
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